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What is the treatment of salmonella osteomyelitis?

What is the treatment of salmonella osteomyelitis?

Salmonella osteo: This depends upon whether this is acute vs. Chronic osteomyelitis. In the chronic form you may need input from an orthopedical surgeon for debridement of devitalized bone combined with a long-term antibiotic preferrably given iv, although if sensitive to a fluorinated quinolone like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) this may be effective orally over at least a 4 wk course.

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon. Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

What is the best treatment for chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

Treatment: Hyperbaric oxygen, antibiotics, surgery and eliminate the source of infection if not done already.

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Why does the antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis take so long?

Why does the antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis take so long?

See below: Most cases of osteomyelitis in adults need surgery and antibiotics. Because it takes 6 weeks for debrided bone to be covered by soft tissue, and experience that shorter courses of antibiotics have a higher relapse rate, 4-6 weeks of IV antibiotics is recommended. In models of osteomyelitis 4 weeks of antibiotics was more effective in sterilizing bone than 2 weeks.

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What is the best treatment for chronic osteomyelitis (left mandible)? Can someone describe to me what is chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

What is the best treatment for chronic osteomyelitis (left mandible)? Can someone describe to me what is chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis?

See below: Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis is an inflammatory response of the jaw bone to chronic low grade bacterial infection from caries or periodontal disease. It causes the jaw bone to expand. Treatment include eliminating the source of infection, antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen and reconstructive surgery for significant jaw deformity.

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Which treatment for osteomyelitis of a patient with sickle cell disease and the osteomyelitis is caused by salmonella?

Which treatment for osteomyelitis of a patient with sickle cell disease and the osteomyelitis is caused by salmonella?

Ask infectious Disea: Osteomyelitis usually require antibiotics for 6 weeks preferable intravenously because the poor penetration of most antibiotics to the bone. The best answer is given by an infectious disease specialist.

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Is there a doctor or facility in us that is fully dedicated to treatment and management of osteomyelitis? Not interested in general ortho surgeons.

Is there a doctor or facility in us that is fully dedicated to treatment and management of osteomyelitis? Not interested in general ortho surgeons.

Not that I know of: There r wound healing clinics in most larger cities or associated with multi specialty groups. They do combine specialists in infectious disease, wound healing specialists & orthopedic surgeons. If u r dealing with bone there will b an orthopedist involved.

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3 months IV treatment for osteomyelitis following acdf, new MRI shows same swelling, does this mean infection is still in the bones?

3 months IV treatment for osteomyelitis following acdf, new MRI shows same swelling, does this mean infection is still in the bones?

Not necessarily: An MRI is a very sensitive test and even in a well treated infection responding well to antibiotics, marrow changes can be seen for even 6 months. Because of this, blood markers such as CRP is the more common way to follow infection response in the spine. If any question, an infectious disease specialist can be helpful.

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What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?

What is the best treatment for osteomyelitis which origin is a bacterial infection in the upper leg (bacteroides)?

Let me explain: Treatment for osteomyelitis is well documented, we start patient on special antibiotic and before that we take a sample and send to the lab to find what the best antibiotic we should use for microbe.

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Natural treatment of premature ejaculatiom?

Natural treatment of premature ejaculatiom?

Squeeze technique: Begin sexual activity, including stimulation of the penis, until you feel almost ready to ejaculate. Have your partner squeeze the end of your penis for several seconds, at the point where the head (glans) joins the shaft, until the urge to ejaculate passes. After the squeeze is released, wait for 30 seconds, then go back to foreplay. From mayo clinic website premature ejacuation treatment.

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What is the best natural treatment for nph?

What is the best natural treatment for nph?

Varies: Surgery with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is the best treatment for nph. However, for patients who cannot tolerate surgery, or are very early on in their symptomatology, one could consider physical, occupational and speech (cognitive) therapy. These modalities can teach the patient how to compensate for the symptoms of nph. For example, gait training or balance training.

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What's the best natural treatment for asthma?

What's the best natural treatment for asthma?

Not proven: For stress induced asthma.You can try deep abdominal breathing, relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback. In the meantime talk to your doctor about pharmacotherapy. Asthma can cause substantial long term damage if not controlled. Don't forget that asthma can and will kill, if given the chance.

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What's a natural treatment to get rid of dandruff?

What's a natural treatment to get rid of dandruff?

Tea tree shampoo: Can be very helpful with dandruff. It will help over time.

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What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?

What's the most natural treatment for pneumothorax?

What's natural?: Time works if you are lucky. If not, you can die of a tension pneumothorax pretty quickly. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this but if the ptx is small and you are closely followed you might be able to avoid surgery. Hopefully you are seeing someone qualified.

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What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor.

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Is there a medical and/or natural treatment for alzeimer?

Is there a medical and/or natural treatment for alzeimer?

Tx for Alzheimer's: Alzheimer's dementia is a degenerative process of the mind that continues despite our best medical treatments. We have medications that will slow the cognitive losses down. Namenda, (memantine) Aricept etc are just a few. Most cities have wonderful support groups for individuals affected by the disease. See what is available in your area.

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What causes dry skin? What is the natural treatment for it?

What causes dry skin? What is the natural treatment for it?

Dry skin is usually: Related to lack of a protein in the surface of your skin. Natural treatments are simple like using gentle skin cleansers, body oils and lubricants to seal in moisture, taking supplements like Vitamin B and E. I like adding petrolatem to my bathtub or when the skin is still wet. I also find urea or lactic acid based products work well

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Is there any chance or other way to remove NEVUS? If yes, is there natural treatment for that?

Is there any chance or other way to remove NEVUS? If yes, is there natural treatment for that?

Nevus: No natural way see a dermatologist to have it examined and for a complete skin body check

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) (Definition)

An infection of the bone where bacteria invade the bone and bone marrow. ...Read more